BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours with a clear copper-bronze hued body with a small off-white ring of foam. Aromas are malty, caramel, bready, raisins, fruity and estery. Flavors are dry and quite bitter, grainy, bready, estery, caramel, light esters, orange hop character. Dry, medium to light bodied, medium carbonation.
Ungstrup (30990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with notes of butterscotch and nuts, leading to a dry buttery finish. In my opinion it was off.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with a creamy off white head. Nutty citrus and malty aroma and taste with a toffee finish.
IrishBoy (3968) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nose is caramel, dry toast, and light floral hops. Amber with a small off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, caramel, and the slight hint of butter barely noticeable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the giants brewfest. Dark red with a light beige head. Toasty and lightly roasted malt aroma. The flavor has a sweet toasty caramel sweetness and a dry toasty, almost roasted malt edge that reminds me a lot more of a brown than a red. A little lacking on body and mild on the hops. An odd brown-red hybrid type ale that could use a healthy hop balance.
jcwattsrugger (11613) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a retaining tight light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/bread, earthy. Taste is medium malt-roasty/peat/bready, earthy hops bite.
yespr (36271) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and deep amber, golden, and with a small tan head. Toffee butterish and slight roasted caramel/breadish malt aroma. Sweet malty flavoured, light roasted note and a hint of liqourice. Butter notes disappear in the flavours. Ends mild bitter and with a reappearing butterish note from back of the nose.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Riptide Red Ale
Date: July 09, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice earthyness, sweet butterscotch
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at the brewpub on 7/9/2009. This amber pours a medium amber red color. The aroma is caramel and fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. A slightly sweeter than average amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on draft at the Beach Chalet brewpub.
Nice dark red color, good malt & carmel flavor.